Terrorism: Car bombing manual surfaces on al-Qaeda websites

Dubai, 9 July (AKI) - A manual teaching would-be 'holy warriors' how to carry out a remote-controlled car bomb attack has appeared on al-Qaeda linked websites.

The 13-page manual's apparent author, Abu Abdullah al-Qureishi, says: "This work of mine is a gift that I am offering to the Islamic nation, especially to Sheikh Bin Laden."

For the sake of clarity, al-Qureishi says he has divided the 'manual' into two parts - electronic and technical aspects.

The manual contains several diagrams and teaches users how to used a remote-controlled device to send a signal to a receiver planted inside the car to be blown up.

"You should use electrical circuits such as those used in aircraft if you find yourself in an enemy country and want to carry out a car bombing.

"But if you find yourself in a Muslim country then you must build the circuits yourself, as well as the device that will receive the signal.

Al-Qureishi invites would-be terrorists or jihadists (holy warriors) to use remote-controlled systems that are usually used to pilot drone aircraft.

The manual's mechanical section shows a series of pistons. When linked to electrical circuits these press on the accelerator or the brake, depending on the remote-controlled signals they receive, the manual explains.

Diagrams also show how to tamper with a car's steering column and the ignition.

The manual does not state why car bombings should be carried out remotely. The reason may lie in the scarcity of volunteer suicide bombers underlined in al-Qaeda recruitment videos and the unpopularity of these attacks.


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